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Choose What Happens When You Close Your Laptop

When you close your Windows laptop, it goes into Sleep mode by default. Many people, like me, never shut down their laptop and want it to keep running even when the lid is closed.  Here’s how to change the lid close action in Windows 7.

Click on the battery icon in system tray and select More Power Options.

Laptop Lid Action 1

Click on Change Plan Settings right next to the power plan you are using.

Laptop Lid Action 2

Under the plan settings window, click Change Advanced Power Settings.

Laptop Lid Action 3

Under the Advanced Settings window, scroll down and find Power Buttons and Lid, expand the menu and expand lid close action. From there, you’ll be able to change the laptop lid close settings (when the laptop is charging or if its on battery), and set it to either sleep, hibernate, shutdown or do nothing. Select your desired settings and click OK.

Laptop Lid Action 4

Do note that if you decide to use the Do Nothing option, keep your laptop out of your bag as it may cause it to overheat.

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